STRONG — The Strong Maine Memory Project team is offering a free public presentation at 1 p. m. on Sunday, May 20, at the Forster Memorial Building. The team is made up of volunteers from the Strong Historical Society, Strong Public Library, Strong Elementary School and High Peaks Alliance and has been working hard to create a Maine Memory Network Website about the history of Strong (available online June 2nd).
Maine Historical Society’s archival expert Jamie Kingman Rice will speak about handling, storing, and caring for old postcards, newspapers, and other fragile artifacts. Rice specializes in archival administration at the Maine Historical Society. She began as the project archivist for the John Marshall Brown Collection, one of MHS’ largest collections of personal papers for the newly renovated research library.
As the Public Services Librarian, she is responsible for reference and fee-based research services, collections management and volunteer coordination. The talk will be geared for all levels of interest and experience, including history and genealogy buffs, collectors, libraries and historical societies. Rice suggests that attendees may bring their paper artifacts, and she will answer as many questions as possible about the best ways to keep treasures in good shape for many years to come. Her presentation will not include valuations of materials. For more information, call 684-2195 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.